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Federal Court Tosses Fifteen-Year-Old Lead Paint Personal Injury Lawsuit

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On March 2, 2022, a Wisconsin federal judge dismissed Burton v. Am. Cyanamid Co., No. 07-C-0303, 2022 WL 623895 (E.D. Wis. Mar. 2, 2022), a lingering fifteen-year personal injury litigation against lead-based paint...more

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Apparel Companies Facing Increasing PFAS Litigation

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Last week, we highlighted a wave of litigation targeting underwear manufacturers. This week, litigation activity is now focusing on outerwear. On April 25, 2022, the same firm behind several of the underwear complaints...more

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Supreme Court Rules Title IX and Other Spending Clause Statutes Do Not Permit Damages for Emotional Distress

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On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C., No. 20-219 (Roberts, C.J.) that damages for emotional distress are not available for statutes adopted under the spending clause. Although...more

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Court Reduces Punitive Damages Award in FCRA Case

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In Ramones v. AR Res., Inc., No. 19-62949-CIV-SCOLA/SEITZ (S.D. Fla. Apr. 8, 2022), the court refused to set aside an award of punitive damages based on violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, but it reduced the jury’s...more

Butler Snow LLP

Everything Old is New Again … Legal Principles Remembered

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Every once in a while, we’ll see an appellate decision that serves as a commercial law primer – reminding business litigators and transactional attorneys of basic legal principles that sometimes are not precisely recalled...more

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NYC Council Amends Salary Range Transparency Law; Delays Implementation Date

The New York City Council has amended the New York City Salary Range Transparency Act (the “Act”). The Mayor has 30 days to sign the amended law. As discussed in our initial post, the Act amended the New York City Human...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

U.S. Supreme Court Bars Emotional Distress Damages Under Section 504, Title VI, Title IX, ACA

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that emotional distress damages are not recoverable in private actions to enforce statutes authorized by the Spending Clause of the U.S. Constitution....more

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This 1st Circuit Clean Water Act decision makes complete sense except in the real world

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Almost two years to the day after the United States Supreme Court's decision in Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, the First Circuit Court of Appeals rendered its decision in The Blackstone Headwaters Coalition v. Gallo Builders. ...more

Harris Beach PLLC

U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Emotional Distress Damages Are Not Recoverable in a Private Action under the Rehabilitation Act of...

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Today, in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C., 596 U.S. __ (2022), in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that emotional distress damages are not recoverable in a private action to enforce the Rehabilitation...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Supreme Court Holds That Emotional Distress Damages Are Not Available Under Title VI, Title IX, and Other Spending Clause Statutes

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In Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C., the Supreme Court of the United States held that a plaintiff suing under Title VI (prohibiting race, color, and national origin discrimination), Title IX (prohibiting sex...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Tesla Still Liable for Racially Hostile Work Environment

In October 2021, a California federal jury awarded $137 million to a former contract employee who worked for Tesla. The jury found Tesla liable for creating a racially hostile work environment and awarded the employee $6.9...more

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP

Gibson’s v. Oberlin College: How False Accusations Led to a $32-Million Dollar Judgement

For the most part, the First Amendment guarantees free speech. But when that speech is false and aimed at inflicting economic harm, it can lead to real liability....more

King & Spalding

Lawsuits Underway Following Reports of PFAS in Underwear

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Yoga pants are not the only clothing products that have become popular subjects of PFAS testing in the media. As some readers may recall, over the last several years, various menstrual underwear products have been tested for...more

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Judge Reduces $137 Million Race Harassment Verdict Against Tesla to $15 Million

A federal court judge pared down last year’s jaw-dropping $137 million damages award against Tesla in a racial bias lawsuit. On April 13, 2022, the judge granted Tesla’s motion for a reduction in the amount of damages in part...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Trends in Canadian Wrongful Dismissal Cases

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How Recent Decisions Signal a Potentially Expanded Approach to Aggravated and Punitive Damages - Two recent decisions: Moffatt v Prospera Credit Union [Moffat], from the British Columbia Supreme Court, and Russell v The...more

Robinson+Cole Class Actions Insider

Class Action Fairness Act: Punitive Damages and Local Controversy Exception Addressed in Recent Seventh Circuit Decision

A recent Seventh Circuit decision made two rulings on issues arising under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) that defendants may find useful in other cases. First, potential punitive damages exceeding a single-digit ratio...more

Felicello Law PC

Avoiding a Punitive Damages Award in Private Arbitration

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New York law is a great boon when it comes to private arbitration. The law is well-developed (and in fact served as the basis for the Federal Arbitration Act); New York is home to a plethora of experienced professional...more

Goldberg Segalla

Jury Awards $36.5 Million in Compensatory and Punitive Damages to Former W.R. Grace Worker

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The Asbestos Case Tracker has been following developing issues regarding hundreds of asbestos exposure cases involving plaintiffs who worked for W.R. Grace at the Libby, Montana mine and facilities. Recently, a Great Falls,...more

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4th DCA Judge Calls for Reform of Proposal for Settlement Rule and Statute – RE: Ambiguity

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On February 16, 2022, the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of an insurer when it determined that the Insurer’s proposal for settlement was not ambiguous. See Tower Hill Signature Insurance Co. v. Alex Kushch,...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

SC Supreme Court Clarifies Statutory Cap on Punitive Damages

The South Carolina Supreme Court recently decided Garrison v. Target Corporation in which it interpreted South Carolina’s statutory cap on punitive damages....more

Butler Snow LLP

Step-dad’s “slobbery” kiss leads to big trouble for Tennessee employer

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Under Title VII, an employer can be held liable for retaliation by a non-supervisory co-worker if (1) the conduct is sufficiently severe to dissuade a complaint of discrimination; (2) management was aware of the behavior; and...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

How The Fla. Supreme Court Is Changing Business Litigation | Insights & Events

2021 was a doozy for business litigators — and their clients — in Florida state court. In the span of about a year, the Florida Supreme Court introduced three sweeping changes to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure: a fresh...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

Sweeping Expansions to New York’s Whistleblower Protections Take Effect

New York employers, take heed: sweeping expansions to New York Labor Law (NYLL) Section 740 have fundamentally redefined the protections afforded to whistleblowers within the state. The revised law took effect on January 26,...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Another Setback for UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company in Nevada Trial Just Days after $60 Million Punitive Verdict

On January 12, 2022, the closely watched Nevada lawsuit filed by emergency medicine providers against one of the largest health insurance companies in the world—UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company—was again the focus of...more

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

Protecting Your Business Against Defamation

Your reputation is one of your business’s most valued assets. Reputation damage can result in grave financial losses. Business owners have legal rights against damaging false statements made about their business by...more

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